Lifestyles in Provence
As a tour guide, I get to see people in their “lifestyles” as I go from one village to another. I consider this a perk to my job. Capturing simple life moments reminds me to enjoy my own simple moments. It is also one of the perks of travel; to see different lifetstyles. It opens up our senses, our awareness and, quite often, gives us inspiration when we go home to live the little things.
Whether it be a facial expression, a gesture, a look or even a bodily stance, there is a story behind the scene ready to be embraced. There is so much to see when travelling, other than the sites marked out in the guide books (or your private guide).
Take a little journey in Provence through a few of my own shots. This is my 2016/17 collection of “lifestyles” in Provence.
October Tour in Provence
Sometimes people ask me what my favorite season is in Provence. I usually say spring as I love the wild flowers but when October comes around I am at awe with the ruby reds and golden yellows. An October tour in Provence provides stunning colors and a quieter, less busy touristy atmosphere.
October is also rich with festivals that seem to take a more authentic feel than those during the warmer months. Let me show you what an authentic small village festival looks like…
Cavaillon history walk – hidden treasures in Provence
Yesterday morning, while walking the ancient Roman road near my house in Cavaillon I stumbled upon more than ancient ruins. Not just one, not just two but a handful of lavender plants here and there. Surrounded by pine trees, thyme and limestone blocks from the Roman quarry I couldn’t help to marvel at this hidden lavender holding on to its fading purple flowers as if to give the curious wanderer one more treasure before winter arrives.
On my hike, that I have often done but never guided by Annie Gaudin, historian at the Cavaillon Heritage Museum, I put together the pieces of my puzzle.